Inside SUA: Brandi Sharlow

Brandi Sharlow
Faculty, Social Studies

How long have you been a part of the SUA community?
I have been a teacher at SUA for seven years.

What is your position/affiliation to SUA?
I teach Social Studies for girls in grades 6-12, as well as AP Research. I am also the Ursuline Archival Processor.

What are you most proud of being affiliated with SUA?
I’m so proud of the eager, intelligent, and genuine students I get to teach every day.

What SUA Core Value is most meaningful to you, and why?
I think Openness to Change is most important to me. As an historian and archivist, I value one's ability to embrace and adapt to change. It is a high level of cognitive development, and I enjoy encouraging my students to develop the skills and habits to make this trait a reality as adults. Through history, we learn and study decisions that could have benefitted from a willingness to embrace change. The unique ability to be able to hear other perspectives and approach our own misconceptions—and be open to those of others—can only improve ourselves and our community. 

How she has impacted students:
"Miss Sharlow is someone who will listen, no matter what. I can go to her when I have had a hard day and just need to talk. She always listens and makes me feel loved and appreciated. Her class brightens my day. Her laid-back personality allows students to enjoy themselves, but learn at the same time. I am thankful to have crossed paths with Miss Sharlow because she is an incredible person who has made me and many others feel valid and worthy of all that is to come."

- Janelle S. '25

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